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Falls Prevention

Falls Prevention Programmes provide an opportunity for individuals to increase their strength and balance and thus reduce their falls risk.

An Overview of Falls Prevention

Are you 65? Do you feel a little unsteady on your feet and / or have concerns about balance and mobility? Would you like to improve your balance?

Doing regular strength exercises and balance exercises can improve your strength and balance, and reduce your risk of having a fall. It's important that a strength and balance training programme is tailored to the individual and monitored by an appropriately trained professional.

The local Steady Steps Programme offers a 24 week programme is tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability. Delivered by Level 4 specialised Postural Stability Instructors, the class is tailored to each individual's abilities and will progress in difficulty throughout the programme. See below for more information.

Or ask your GP about training programmes in your area.

Involvement

Falls Prevention Programmes offer 24 week exercise sessions comprising of tailored seated and standing exercise including; balance & endurance, dynamic balance, floor exercised (if appropriate), strength exercises using bands/balls/light weights and techniques for getting down and up from the floor.

Sessions are currently taking place across Leicestershire - please visit www.lrsport.org/fallsprevention for more information.

Or ask your GP about training programmes in your area.

Find Falls Prevention Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

One You Active 10

Physical inactivity is a major cause of disease and disability for adults in the UK. It negatively impacts the health, social and economic outcomes of individuals and costs the NHS in England millions

Fit For Life

If you’re new or nervous to exercise or suffering from joint pain, arthritis or injury then this class is for you.
This is a full body circuit style workout aimed at movements to promote everyday functional activities and encourage full range of moveme

Tai Chi Qigong in Bridgwater with Henriette

Easy, gentle exercises to improve physical & mental health. The forms consists of sequences of slow, gentle exercises which may:

reduce stress & anxiety
reduce blood pressure
improve general well-being
improve balance
improve memory
improve coor

Beginner Pilates Class

Beginner Pilates Class

Pilates and movement for absolute beginners or those with very little pilates experience.

Tai Chi Qigong - Kings Down Pavilion, Bridgwater

Tai Chi Qigong - Kings Down Pavilion, Bridgwater

Sequences of slow and easy exercises that may improve physical & mental health .

Health & Wellbeing Circuits

Health & Wellbeing Circuits

Suitable for all abilities. Cardiac and Respiratory Rehabilitation. Exercise Referral.

Health & Wellbeing Circuits

Health & Wellbeing Circuits

Suitable for all abilities.
Cardiac and Respiratory Rehabilitation

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